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Old 08-01-2020, 12:46 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Bill, a lot of good information there. I printed it all. Will have to enlarge the diagrams and parts lists so these Geezer eyes can see them. I like to make folders of my builds and bashes, along with the actual information from the builders. Thank You Very Much. LiG
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Funny i went to look at it again and that link doesn't work now
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:02 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Someone sent me this pic of a beautiful lash up. Does any one know what that open panel in front of the windshield is for? Thank You. LiG
Even after reading lots of PRR locomotive books, and Baldwin books, through several decades of being a modeler and railfan I didn't know those had that!
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Does any one know what that open panel in front of the windshield is for?
All I can offer is a potential possibility, depending on year.

Have seen as far back as late 1980s this photo of a M&StL EMD FT described somewhere as modified with this hatch in top of nose to meet a government requirement calling for easy access to windshield to keep it clean.



I wish I still had Kalmbach's early 1980s reply to the letter I wrote about this photo in their Diesel Locomotive Cyclopedia mentioning it and asking what it was about & was it indeed made from a F unit side window as it appeared to be.

Their reply to my question about the picture of this hatch in their book was that nobody ever did hatches like that.

I trashed their letter because it was so in-your-face absurdly, ignorantly, wrong.
Should have kept it as a sellable souvenier!
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Old 08-20-2020, 07:49 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Could also deduce that it simply an emergency access hatch.
Put these 2 photos together and they could point to that,

A different hatch in nose,
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=5148000
"Note that the emergency access door is open; perhaps it's a sultry day in Sea Girt and the crew seeks some extra ventilation! ("LouisFols"; #11 of 31)"

But it brings to mind that when locomotive rolls on side in a wreck, that nose-top hatch could potentially be an emergency exit/access route,
http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/sho...spx?id=1897834
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Old 08-21-2020, 10:38 AM   #56 (permalink)
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Great bunch of research
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Old 08-21-2020, 01:45 PM   #57 (permalink)
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Interesting features, thank you. LiG
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Old 09-06-2020, 10:10 AM   #58 (permalink)
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Haven't had much time to play trains this summer, been getting acquainted with my new companion. But didn't stop planning.
I have a USAT F3 and noticed the fan blades spin with the slightest air movement. a feature I want for the Shark. Made a mounting plate, cut out the cast fans and installed the new ones. Made an air box, attached a Cisco router cooling fan to produce air motion. LiG


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Old 09-06-2020, 11:32 AM   #59 (permalink)
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great looking fan, and Bug is looking happy and healthy
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Looks like a rescue dog, good on you! The fans are cool too.
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